Culture & Arts

Club GASS:  St Patrick’s Weekend! – Friday 15th

Club GASS: St Patrick’s Weekend! – Friday 15th

Yes, St Patrick’s Day is coming, but there is one thing more important than that, and that is Galway’s Club GASS, happening on the 15th to start the St Patrick’s weekend! With all the usual suspects, you’ll have a great time with the illustrous hostess, Miss Kiki St Clair and her scintillating squad, and the […]

Film Review: Serenity

Film Review: Serenity

Frances Winston reviews Serenity, starring Matthew McConaughey Serenity Directed by: Steven Knight  – Starring: Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Diane Lane, Jason Clarke, Djimon Hounsou, Jeremy Strong With such a stellar cast, which includes a few Oscar winners, expectations have been very high for this film. But as the saying goes be careful what you wish […]

Grace Petrie – Dublin Concert – 12th April 2019

Grace Petrie – Dublin Concert – 12th April 2019

Grace Petrie is a folk singer, songwriter, and activist from Leicester, UK.  Her unique takes on life, love and politics, and the warmth and wit with which they are delivered, have won over audiences everywhere. Grace Petrie is due to perform at the DC Music Club, 20 Camden Row, Dublin 8, Friday 12th April, 2019 […]

Film Review & Trailer: The Aftermath

Film Review & Trailer: The Aftermath

Frances Winston reviews The Aftermath, a film by James Ken Directed by: James Ken – Starring: Keira Knightley, Alexander Skarsgård, Jason Clarke Based on the novel of the same name by Welsh novelist, Rhidian Brook, this post WWII period piece sees Knightley play Rachel, the wife of Lewis (Clarke) a British colonel. Reunited with him […]

Film Review: The Hole in the Ground

Frances Winston braves the terror, to bring you this review of Irish film, The Hole in the Ground Directed by: Lee Cronin – Starring: Seána Kerslake, James Cosmo, Simone Kirby, Steve Wall, James Quinn Markey Irish horror films can be a bit hit and miss. Although we have a fantastic history of storytelling, folklore, and […]

The Abbey Theatre: The Country  Girls – Until April 6th! (Trailer below)

The Abbey Theatre: The Country Girls – Until April 6th! (Trailer below)

Frances Winston reviews this play at the Abbey Theatre, based on a once-banned book by Edna O’Brien The Country Girls at The Abbey Theatre, Abbey St, Dublin 1 When Edna O’Brien published The Country Girls in 1960, it caused uproar, thanks to its depiction of Irish women, who wanted more than the marriage and motherhood […]

UK: New drag kings rewriting the rules of masculinity

UK: New drag kings rewriting the rules of masculinity

Carefully painting in sharp cheekbones and heavy eyebrows before applying a moustache and a final sprinkling of glitter, Jen Powell slowly transforms into male alter-ego, Adam All, ahead of a performance at a London club. Powell is among a growing number of drag kings – mostly female or transgender performers playing exaggerated male characters – […]